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Women before 10am // Inspiring Modern Women – Sally

October 14, 2014

In this series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. Here is a peek into the small town sanctuary Sally has created with her husband and daughter. women_before_10_jalunesally - journal de jalune

Tell us about yourself.

 

I’m a realtor with William Raveis Baer & McIntosh in the Hudson Valley – 25 Miles North of NYC is a charming Victorian river village called Nyack. I live here with my dreamy husband Richard, my little lady Nina, and black cat named Vladimir. We moved here from Brooklyn two years ago and never looked back. http://sally.baerhomes.com

 

What time do you wake up in the morning?
My morning starts around 7:00am when my 2 1/2-year-old daughter jumps in bed with us. We all cuddle on the couch, Richard makes us coffee (I know, he rules) and we flip between the news and Peppa Pig. I check the real estate market and send some emails. After breakfast when everyone goes to work/daycare I get to do some yoga or take a quick jog on the nature trail by my house.

 

What’s your coffee / coffee drink of choice?

 

We get great local coffee, either from our friends at Oslo in Brooklyn or Bear Mtn Coffee at my market. We grind it and use a Bialatti on the stove or the French press, and I love mine with almond milk and a dash of honey lately.photo-19

What’s been a favorite or coveted place of yours to enjoy a cup of coffee?

 

I hardly ever drink coffee on the go, I’m quite French about it! My favorite place to enjoy my coffee is with my husband and girlie, squished on the couch, or in our back patio under the bamboo – and we take our time.

 

What’s the last thing that inspired you?

 

One of my dearest, most talented and creative friends started a clothing/lifestyle company with her equally amazing sister – how rad is that?!

 

What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?
I love a cold blast of water in the shower to get the circulation going – it always gives me an instant mood and energy lift if I have a big day ahead of me. For breakfast its always either oatmeal with fresh seasonal fruit or eggs with a smoothie – I never skip breakfast. I use  Nina’s baby lotions from Honest Co or Mustela on my face. It is so gentle, softening, and smells like my little love, and I keep coconut oil in practically every room in my house.photo-17

How do you relax/take time for yourself daily?

 

My job can get really stressful. Being a mom and housewife also adds to the mix so its super important that I make a point to make time for myself. I make sure to do a little something every morning, whether it’s 20 minutes of yoga, running a couple miles or even taking 10 minutes to just breathe – I’m not the best at meditation but I try! My favorite thing is when we go for a family bike ride at dusk or a swim at our pool club if it’s a warm evening – we all get to reconnect and ground ourselves.

What does your ideal day of rest look like?

Ideally we would go surfing or my husband would get me to ride dirtbikes all morning then later I would make us all a nice early dinner feast. Then it’s red wine, dark chocolate and an old movie.

 

 

Women Before 10am // Inspiring Modern Women – Chelsea H.

October 7, 2014

In this series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. Meet Chelsea, a southern California based story producer, and see how she finds inspiration on the open road.women_before_10_jalunechelsea_h

Tell us about yourself.

 

My name is Chelsea Holmes. I was born and raised in Southern California. I currently live in West Hollywood with my amazing Husband, Jeff, and our Boston Terrier/Chihuahua, Gunner. I am a freelance Story Producer working in Reality TV and every once in a while I may get called on to model/ride for some of my favorite motorcycle companies which I am incredibly grateful for. You can follow me here: http://instagram.com/chelsea.holmes

 

What time do you wake up in the morning? Describe your morning routine until about 10am.

 

Well, I have to admit that I’ve never been much of a morning person… I guess I’ve just always liked my beauty rest. However after hitting snooze a couple of times, I usually get up out of bed and get going. I head to the kitchen for a glass of water and vitamins, walk my dog, kiss my hubby goodbye and hurry to get to work on time.

 

What’s your coffee / coffee drink of choice?
 
When I was younger my dad once told me that coffee would stunt my growth… which is a lot funnier in person, because I grew up to be 5’11 without even drinking it. I definitely tend to drink as much water as possible, and when I do decide to have a warm caffeinated beverage I’ll go for a nice cup of PG Tips or Earl Grey Tea.chelsea_h_3

What’s been a favorite or coveted place of yours to enjoy a cup of coffee?

 

Whether it’s at a cafe or campsite, any time I can sit outdoors with a nice warm cup of tea and really take in the world around me, then that’s my favorite place.
 
What’s the last thing that inspired you?
 
I recently went on a motorcycle trip up to Portland, Oregon and back with a small group of fantastic women. (#roseyrun) All of us really challenged ourselves and I’m really proud of what we did. It was 10 days of the most wonderful times as well as some very difficult ones. We met so many amazing people along the way and when we ran into trouble of any kind, so many people came to our aid and some folks were just so supportive of what we were doing they just wanted to contribute anyway they could. The generosity went above and beyond anything I would have expected. It really amazed me. I not only felt a sense of personal accomplishment for conquering my own challenges along the way but I was humbled and so appreciative to those who inspired us to keep going. I can only be sure to pay that kindness forward, and with any luck inspire other girls to set off in search of adventure.
 
What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?
 
Since I mostly ride my Harley to work this can require some creativity in the hair department. Luckily for me, I have pretty much always been a bit of a tomboy who never really had a thing for those perfectly placed hairstyles. But above all, I learned to braid! The fishtail is my secret weapon, it even looks better the messier it gets. Two low twisted buns under the helmet can give you lovely loose waves once you get to your destination and shake them out – just saying… embrace the helmet hair!chelsea_h_2

How do you relax/take time for yourself daily?

 

Like most people on two wheels, my motorcycle is my therapy couch, it’s a way for me to let go of most of my stresses, really check in with myself, and do some soul searching when needed.
 
What does your ideal day of rest look like?

 

My ideal day of rest would likely be spent outside. Something relaxing in nature with family and friends. I just love it when I have nowhere to be and nothing to do and I can just make it up as it comes and see where the day takes me.

 

Women Before 10am // Inspiring Modern Women – Maegan L.

September 23, 2014

In this series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. Meet Maegan, environmentalist, maker, foodie, and dog lover, and see how she stays inspired to balance it all. 

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Tell us about yourself.

 

I’m Canadian and I live and work in Edmonton, Alberta. My day job involves sustainability management and environmental policy and program development, which I truly love. I’m a certified Environmental Professional with Eco Canada, specializing in Environmental Sustainability, and I sit on the Board of Directors for the Recycling Council of Alberta. So…yeah…environmentalism is my jam. I’m also a food enthusiast and third generation maker, subsequently my free time is spent writing my Hand-Meyd blog. It probably sounds a bit tedious to people on the outside looking in, but juggling a full-time career and a part-time blog is what keeps me balanced!

 

What time do you wake up in the morning?

 

I typically start my work day around 7:00 am by taking my dog Juniper for a walk. Although we both would rather stay in bed, it’s surprisingly easy to get motivated when you live right on the ravine and can literally step out your door into the thick of nature. After we get home, I put some water on the stove to boil and then Juniper and I race back to bed to cuddle as intensely as possible until the kettle screams. It’s my favorite time of the morning; there’s something so therapeutic and meditative about sharing affection with my dog.  To be honest, I’m sure it’s her favorite time of the morning simply because she’s allowed on the bed! I make myself a cup of tea to accompany me as I get dressed and ready for the day and finally head out for work.

 

What’s your coffee / coffee drink of choice?


I’m actually not a big coffee drinker in the morning; I’m all about earl grey tea. London fog lattes, specifically.  When I do make coffee, it’s a bit more of a production. I prefer the more time consuming methods of preparing a good cup of coffee and that’s probably why it’s not part of my typical weekday morning! My parents gave me a fancy-schmancy espresso machine for Christmas one year, so I like to pull out all the stops whenever I make a cup. I also love to infuse milk with honey, dried lavender or cinnamon bark and use it to lighten my espresso or steam up a cappuccino. It puts an interesting spin on the traditional cream and sugar routine.

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What’s been a favorite or coveted place of yours to enjoy a cup of coffee?

 

My absolute favorite place to enjoy a cup of coffee is swaddled up in blankets in front of a wood burning fireplace, while everything outside is covered in about four feet of snow…or more. I’m actually ready for winter just thinking about it!

 

What’s the last thing that inspired you?

 

I’m a sucker for Kinfolk, both the website and the magazines are a regular source of inspiration for me. They have this wonderful collection of short films and I recently watched the one about campfire twisted bread; needless to say I’m pretty excited to try it out before summer comes to a close. I’m also a little obsessed right now with the work of Aleksandra Zee; I follow her religiously on Instagram. She creates incredible geometric, handcrafted works of art by re-purposing salvaged wood. So creative and inspirational, I would love to catch one of her shows someday.

 

What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?


My go-to beauty tip and way to buy myself some extra time in the morning, is to twist my hair into a loose bun and secure it at the base of my neck before I go to sleep. In the morning I let my hair down and out comes natural volume and big body waves that last all day, without using any heated styling tools. I literally run a brush through my hair, give the ends a spritz with shine spray, tousle and I’m out the door having spent less than 5 minutes on my hair.Juniper_maegan_3

How do you relax/take time for yourself daily?

 

I take time for myself by riding my bike. I love my bike and I love to ride around the University of Alberta campus. I earned my degree over eight years ago and I still miss being there every day. Not only do I get a bit of exercise, but the scenery is beautiful and so are the memories… I always come home relaxed and fully unwound. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, having a bubble bath with a big glass of Riesling and a side of bacon works pretty well too! I’m serious about the side of bacon, you should try it.

 

What does your ideal day of rest look like?

 

My ideal day of rest is one where I have little to no access to all my electronic devices. When you lead a busy life, things tend to get busier and it’s often too convenient to keep tabs on everything because it’s all at your fingertips. Then again, maybe convenience is also a convenient excuse! I love being in the mountains locked away in a cabin or in a canoe in the middle of a lake, anywhere that wifi and cell reception are nonexistent, so I can actually disconnect from daily life and reconnect with nature.

 

 

Women Before 10am // Inspiring Modern Women – Chelsea D.

September 9, 2014

In this series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. Here is a glimpse into how hairdresser and artist, Chelsea, gets her day started.

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Tell us about yourself.

 

My name is Chelsea DeVere, I am a hairdresser and artist. I live in Long Beach, California. When I am not busy painting hair, I paint on top of wooden paddle hair brushes:  www.gypsypeamagoo.com  www.bouffanthairparlor.com

 

What time do you wake up in the morning? Describe your morning routine until about 10am.

 

My “cosmic” alarm goes off at 7 am, I press snooze 2 times and then peel the covers off… I crawl into my lululemons, blend a “Green smoothie” and head to my 8am Trampoline class. After bouncing out all of my nervous energy and sweating my butt off I head home and start the coffee pot, then I hop in the shower. I drink my cup of Joe and answer emails for a bit until I get ready to be at the salon by 10am.

 

What’s your coffee/coffee drink of choice?

 

I love the simplicity and taste of Trader Joe’s “cup of Joe” with a little half and half and coconut sugar from whole foods, it is so good. When I am feeling REALLY naughty I like a ice blended mexican mocha.
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What’s been a favorite or coveted place of yours to enjoy a cup of coffee?

 

On my couch with all the curtains drawn sitting with the man I am falling in love with, having that good morning conversation, just before the crazy day starts.

 

What’s the last thing that inspired you?

 

On Etsy there is an artist who lives in Brooklyn and carves his own beard brushes and makes his own boxes to package them in. Seeing his feature on Etsy was so inspirational it encouraged me to work on making my product more environmentally sustainable and even more hand made then it already is. Check him out if you have a minute, to me, he is pretty incredible: Bittle and Burley

 

What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?

 

It is incredibly important for me to brush my teeth for at least 2 minutes and floss first thing in the morning, to get my blood circulating, then have a cup of hot water with lemon to get my digestive fires burning followed by this “green smoothie”: Ingredients: 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 handful of blueberries, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 tsp of coconut oil, and 4 or 5 frozen banana slices. I sprinkle a little chia seed over the top after blending and viola! I am awake and ready to take on the world, one hair or hair brush at a time.

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How do you relax/take time for yourself daily?

 

When I get home from work, I make myself sit for at least one hour with my feet up the wall or in a comfy cross legged lotus. I allow zero stimulation, no music, no shows, no emails – just the subtle sounds of the outside world. I literally focus on relaxing, decompressing and breathing. Sometimes I close my eyes or I just stare at the white walls or ceiling and try to defocus my eyes.

 

What does your ideal day of rest look like?

 

My ideal day of rest would be 10 hours of being in my bikini, basking in the sun either in my backyard or by a pool, sipping on refreshing spritzers, periodically going for a dip or running through my sprinkler.

 

Women Before 10am // Inspiring Modern Women – Connie

September 2, 2014

In this series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. Meet Connie, a singer and musician, and take a peek into to how she finds harmony in living New York City. 

women_before_10_jaluneconnie_jaluneTell us about yourself.

 

My name is Connie Lynn Pertuk. I live in New York City, on the Upper West Side. I‘m a singer and musician. I have a band with my husband called “The Tall Pines,” and I sing in a long running NYC musical collective called “The Losers Lounge.” I occasionally get asked to sing on film, TV and other recording projects. This past year I had the great pleasure of singing on a record by “Pretty Lights,” called “A Color Map of the Sun,” which was nominated for a Grammy. I also enjoy working part time at a prestigious interior design firm, because I am a huge fan of architecture and design. Here’s a link to my band The Tall Pines website: www.thetallpines.com.

 

What time do you wake up in the morning?

 

I’m not a morning person. I usually take evening baths so I can jump out of bed at around 8:30 AM, sleeping as long as I possibly can. In the morning I wash my face, put some make up on and run out the door trying to wake up as I go.

 

What’s your coffee / coffee drink of choice?

 

Two years ago I gave up coffee. I am a tea drinker. Yerba Matte is my jam these days, black. It tastes smoky, and like the earth. Good for mental clarity.

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On days when I don’t have to go into the office I enjoy drinking my tea on the terrace at our apartment. I listen to the sound of the children on the playground below, the sounds of birds, and I watch the bees pollinating in my garden. A little oasis in the city. I also love our family beach house in North Florida, and go there any time I can.

 

What’s the last thing that inspired you?

 

I just had the pleasure of being with my family in Canada. I have three young nephews who are all wonderful, and who inspire me very much. I was also very inspired by Nick Cave’s performance in Prospect Park this summer. I was not that familiar with his music and his live performance blew me away. I also really like to check in with Diane Keaton’s pinterest page, and a few other online destinations for inspiration. There’s a lot to inspire between the internet, the beach, and living in NYC.

 

What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?

 

Drinking a full glass of water first thing when you get up is a great way to hydrate, and get your body moving after 8 hours of rest (if you’re lucky). Then there is the Yerba Matte, and an Epsom salt bath before bed to give more time for morning rest. Also, I like to do some jumping jacks before a specific activity if I really need a quick fix for a short burst of energy.

connie_jalune_3How do you relax/take time for yourself daily?

 

I love gardening and tending to my flowers and trees. I love walks along the Hudson River or in Central Park, I enjoy meditation and creative visualizations. Music, TV, and baths are also helpful in the pursuit of relaxation.

 

What does your ideal day of rest look like?

 

My ideal day of rest involves: really comfy PJs that I never have to change out of, lot’s of tea drinking, cooking, playing music with my husband and band mates, maybe a good movie or TV show, watching the sunset from our terrace, a bath, and my very comfy bed, with nice soft cotton sheets. If I’m lucky enough to be at our family’s beach house in North Florida, nothing beats a long evening walk on the beach.

WOMEN BEFORE 10AM // INSPIRING MODERN WOMEN – Chérmelle

August 26, 2014

In this new series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. Meet Chérmelle, aka the Coffeetographer, and get a glimpse into her creative life.
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Tell us about yourself.

 

Hi. I’m Chérmelle and I live bi-coastally between Los Angeles, my hometown and New York my lovetown – I feel both are very much me. I’m a writer, photographer, storyteller and a documentarian. Most notably I do all three on my site www.thecoffeetographer.com. This summer I took on being a contributor with the fabulous online space coolhunting.com and working with Creative Mornings where I’m now contributing content and photography through the lens of coffee and style.

 

I’m a lover of people, the arts, and culture so I endeavor to tie all three into my personal work of capturing the spirit of people through my platform of coffeetography to documenting and curating coffee as a culture through the arts.

 

What time do you wake up in the morning? Describe your morning routine until about 10am.

 

I’m up early usually 5ish. Sometimes, if the ideas are really going in the late 4 a.m. hour.  I’m not necessarily moving physically yet though. I usually take some time in ten-minute increments to pray, daydream and meditate, in that order. I like to get a start on life before the world wakes up the world beyond the doors of my house including the social spheres of Twitter and Instagram. When I’m in running mode, I’m doing that 5 days a week and afterwards it’s a shower and day planning by 7:30.

 

I admit, while I also work at a desk, I will scan Instagram, and or awaken my twitter feed with my usual Hello [Insert Day} with a quote from the comfort of my bed. By 7ish, I’ve planned the day specifically for how I’m going to move and what I want to get accomplish. And then it’s an all out beautiful attack to get it all done. Usually, I don’t have coffee at home, I prefer to have it in the coffee shop. So quite contrary to what people may think, the coffeetographer doesn’t have coffee every day. I might have multiple coffees within a day, but usually I’m having coffee 4-5x a week at a coffee shop. I have it at home, if I’m trying something new or that is sent to me. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoy being served.

 

What’s your coffee / coffee drink of choice?

 

Any coffee with milk. A flat white is about my favorite, and a cortado is its close runner up.

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What’s been a favorite or coveted place of yours to enjoy a cup of coffee?

 

Coffee for me is situational. So it really depends on what I’m doing that determines how I’m going to enjoy being a space with coffee. But, I do love intimate spaces, and I think intimacy can be achieved in coffee nooks and even in bigger spaces. I love going to Fix Coffee in Silverlake in L.A. it just holds a charm for me that is unmatched, it hides me and conceals me but still thrusts me among people and there’s a lot of culture there – art, music, design, I just think its perfect.

There’s also Café Grumpy in Park Slope, one of the perfect window seats around and the coffee paired with the in-house made sweets at BlueBird Coffee is like my default place to go and catch up with girlfriends – it just feels like home.

And, if I’m people watching, which I love to do, it’s Toby Estate in Williamsburg. Give me a communal table or a long bench and I can wander for hours at the people and life passing by–one of the best pastimes ever. I have so many more depending places that I like based upon what I’m doing but these are some of the activities I like doing best when I’m having coffee.

 

What’s the last thing that inspired you?

 

Oh wow. There are three. I conversation with a friend, Tygr, the soundtrack to Zach Braff’s Wish I Were Here, and my last flight I took which brought me from New York to L.A. this time.

 

What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?

 

I’m into a hat thing right now, so I love throwing it on literally as soon as I wake up – I’m in a phase. Outside of that, physically, I love a fruit and herb smoothie. Avocado banana with mint and almond milk is everything. I also like banana, strawberries and basil. Spiritually, it’s prayer, I believe in God, and when I pray and spend time with him – I’m set. Creatively, it’s journaling, just getting down my stream of conscious early before the self-talk comes in that tries to talk me out of whatever I need to be doing. And mentally, I love consuming positive talk – Abraham Hicks, Julia Cameron, Maira Kalman, Seth Godin and Les Brown are some of my tops.coffeetographer_jaluneHow do you relax/take time for yourself daily?

 

I have to slow myself down. I’m a nap taker. I love a nap. If I don’t take one, my body will make me take one. And, I enjoy coffee breaks. As much as coffee is also work for me, I still find time to do coffee dates for one, spending time with myself is so important. And I keep myself inspired through my own journaling, taking out time to chat with a friend about their life and nothing about mine, and doing something that makes me laugh – it’s so important. And, oh, I love doing things in the middle of the day, like a matinee, it feels so rogue, independent and free or if its an all day-er I try to go a little off the map, take a ‘wrong’ turn or linger a little longer somewhere just because.

 

What does your ideal day of rest look like?

 

On an ideal rest day I’ll start with a smoothie for breakfast and a hoard of magazines like The New Yorker, Vogue, W, Interview, Nylon, and Elle. Then spend the afternoon at a matinee followed by a trip in nature, to the beach in LA or the park in New York. Finishing the day with an evening flat white, Thai food for dinner, and time catching up with loved ones and friends.

 

Women Before 10am // Inspiring modern women – Lindy

August 19, 2014

In this new series we are speaking to inspiring modern women and having them share their morning rituals and secrets with us. This first interview is with Lindy, a stay at home mom of four (four!) boys living in Riverside, CA.

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Tell us a little about yourself.

 

I am a stay at home of four boys (Nico, 10, Elliott, 8, Olive, 5 and Sam 1)… I grew up in Seal Beach, CA leaving for a few years to live in Minnesota in my husband’s hometown. Now we live in a 100 year old craftsman bungalow that we are restoring in the heart of historic Riverside. I spend as much time outside with the boys as I can and this year we are embarking on a new adventure by homeschooling my three oldest boys.

 

What time do you wake up in the morning? Describe your morning routine until about 10am.

 

My mornings start around 7 when my baby sneaks down the hall and climbs in my bed (after convincing his older brothers to lift him out of his crib). We snuggle and talk until he has to get up- then we head straight for the kitchen. The first thing we do every single day is make smoothies- different everyday but they have to have spinach because my kids are convinced they’ll get big muscles if they have it everyday. After sitting around in the morning sun, sipping smoothies in our pjs- everyone heads off to get dressed and I grab my robe and make coffee for Luke and I. I start on breakfast as he heads off to work and eventually once everyone is fed, dressed and happy- I get dressed and sometimes sneak in a morning shower (my favorite luxury- sleeping with wet hair is the worst for long wavy hair like mine). We are usually totally ready to start the day by nine and then it’s out the door to adventure.

 

What’s your coffee / coffee drink of choice?

 

Right now we are brewing a dark blend from our local coffee shop… We try and mix it up with all these fantastic choices so close by. Luke prefers his cup from his stovetop espresso maker (old stainless steel percolator) and I use whatever grounds are left with a French press or in the coffee maker if we have company. We aren’t too picky or fancy as long as it tastes good and we can share the time together. I’m kind of addicted to coconut cream in mine (I buy unsweetened in a can at traders) because I’m trying to cut out sugar. Luke’s is black so making coffee for him is a cinch :)

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What’s been a favorite or coveted place of yours to enjoy a cup of coffee

My favorite coffee spot is my grandmothers old green chair in the corner, under the morning sunshine, watching my boys start their days. My French bulldog Clementine lays in the sun under my feet and we sit in peace until someone needs help finding a belt or brushing out a tangle. Sometimes I finish a whole cup in silence, it’s complete heaven.

 

What’s the last thing that inspired you?

 

The latest thing that inspired me is my son Sam. We noticed early on that he seemed to be missing things happening right in front of him and that he was slow to hit many milestones. He was diagnosed as partially blind and my heart broke for how hard I assumed his life would be. He has totally proven me wrong- he constantly works twice as hard as everyone else to master the things he sets his mind to, he has learned to walk, run and climb despite having almost no binocular vision or depth perception. He always has a smile on his adorable face and never ceases to amaze me with his sweet disposition and joy filled personality. He reminds me everyday to sink into the gratitude of the mundane details I sometimes take for granted. We call him Super Sam and he’s definitely my superhero.

 

What’s a favorite morning beauty, food, or get moving tip you may have?

 

I eat eggs almost every morning because I know how much protein my body needs to carry, run, snuggle, tickle, squeeze, chase, climb and keep up with my four boys. Starting my morning off with something that feels good helps me remember to take moments in our hectic day to tend to my needs.

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How do you relax/take time for yourself daily?

 

I relax when the day is done for my boys- we have always put them to bed early, both so they are well rested and so Luke and I get time to connect. I relax with my husband, we sit on the porch or lay on the couch and talk about our days and each other. My favorite place to unwind is with my head on his chest, listening to him breathe and feeling safe. It’s an incredible thing to let go after being responsible for four lives all day, he is my safe place.

 

What does your ideal day of rest look like?

 

My ideal day of rest would be in the middle of nowhere, camping in the wilderness while my boys all fished with their dad. I could lie in our hammock under the redwoods and listen to the sounds of nothingness around me. Knowing that my loves were all nearby having an amazing day but just being able to be still and quiet sounds absolutely perfect. If camping is off the table- then I’d take a day at the hot springs (no kids) with my sisters. Warm water, gorgeous sunshine and scantily dressed old men ;)  Perfection.